Sports Injuries Townsville

Sports injuries are one of the most common types of injuries that people can suffer from. They can occur while playing any sport, at any level, and can range from minor to serious.

Sports people can acquire acute (short term) or chronic (long term) injuries as a result of competing in all levels in their sport.

Common Sports Injuries

There are a variety of different types of sports injuries, but some of the most common include:

Causes of sports injuries

Sports injuries occur during sports or exercise and are commonly caused by overuse, direct impact or extreme application of force. The cause of sports injuries extends from contact during games to overloading in training. Regardless of their cause, sports injuries can affect sporting participation in terms of training and playing, as well as discomfort outside of sport through impact on daily life.

Physiotherapists are knowledgeable in the area of diagnosing sports injuries, and their treatment ensures you are rehabilitated quickly and return to functioning as soon as possible.

Treatment for sports injuries

Your sports physiotherapist will complete a detailed and thorough diagnosis, assessing the events leading up to injury, the onset of the pain, as well as considering your overall musculoskeletal health. In this manner, physiotherapists can determine the structural cause of pain and the specific course of action it requires. Moreover, physiotherapists will determine potential weaknesses or movement disorders that contributed to the cause or are preventing you from healing.

Once your diagnosis has been determined, your physiotherapist will discuss the plan for treatment, and the ways to return to sport. Usually, an immediate period of rest is followed by a gradual return to activity with the use of rehabilitative exercises. Physiotherapists also work with coaches and other doctors to ensure your recovery is guided, not rushed and meets your requirements.

Prevention of Sports Injuries

Your physiotherapist can help prevent future sports injuries by helping you to maintain good muscle strength and flexibility, and by providing advice on proper training techniques. They can also create a customised rehabilitation program specifically for you, which will help minimize your risk of re-injury. Appropriate warm-up and cool-down exercises before and after physical activity are also important in preventing sports injuries.

If you have suffered a sports injury, or are concerned about preventing one, contact the team at The Physio Movement Townsville today. We will provide you with expert advice and guidance on your individual situation, and create a treatment plan that is tailored specifically for you.

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